We’ve received an award from the Cultural Recovery Fund

The Society is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion fund

We're grateful to have received £426,477 from the Cultural Recovery Fund

Our 6,000 members are dance teachers who play an important role in the cultural ecology of their local communities. Their dance schools are a vital source of talent and enterprise for the country’s creative industries, providing employment for thousands of freelance dance artists.

What does this mean for the Society and our members? 

This meaningful award from the UK Government's Cultural Recovery Fund will enable the Society to re-establish a financially sustainable business model for the organisation and its freelance dance teachers after the devastating impact of COVID-19.

We will identify ways to enable more people to access our work, support teachers to expand their reach and ensure the Society fulfils its potential as a significant contributor to developing a diverse workforce and talent pipeline.

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The funding will support the Society’s commitment to improving equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in dance education, so that our teachers can make a significant contribution to cultural education and children’s health and wellbeing. 

We are committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive Society which reflects the world we live in. We seek to enable all members to achieve their full potential in an environment characterised by equality of respect and opportunity.

We will support our members by creating a series of awareness raising and training events for dance teachers enabling more people access our work.

We look forward to announcing more information about these activities soon.

Read our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

I am sincerely grateful for Arts Council’s support. The restrictions of the past year have amply demonstrated the value of cultural learning. Our teachers have shown great resilience and creativity in finding new ways to provide dance classes for thousands of children and young people when they need it most. This support will help ensure that we can expand our reach so that more people can benefit from opportunities to dance.“

Ginny Brown, Chief Executive


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